“We are looking forward to working with Extenet to provide our enhanced 3G and 4G LTE to customers throughout the Empire State Building—even on the highest floors, “said a Sprint Regional Vice President in 2013 when the network plans were initially announced. “With increasing smartphone usage and surging data demand, we are continually finding solutions to provide excellent wireless coverage inside high-rise and iconic buildings like the Empire State Building, in New York City and nationwide.”
Connecting One of America’s Most Historic Landmarks
The Empire State Building (ESB) is a national historic landmark and one of America’s most iconic and recognizable structures. It was among the first modern skyscrapers constructed, opening in 1931, and was the world’s tallest building until 1973, when both the 104-story World Trade Center in New York and the 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago surpassed it in height. The building houses some 190 tenants, including the FDIC, social media icon LinkedIn and the Human Rights Foundation.
- 102 stories tall, 4th-tallest in NYC
- Over 2.5 million square feet, including the iconic Top Deck observatory
- Empire State Building sees over 3.5 million visitors annually
- The building hosts over 175 office tenants
Extenet has deployed its Distributed Network throughout the building, including the multi-level basement, to ensure ESB can provide its tenants, visitors and staff with advanced mobile connectivity. Extenet has designed the network, operational since 2014, to accommodate all major wireless carriers and their supported wireless services.